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Five March Ways to Get Ready for Spring

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Spring crocus (photo by S Pisharam via flickr (CC-BY).

Spring is just around the corner, which makes March a perfect time to get started on garden preparation.

Here are five things you can do this month to get moving:

  1.  CLEAN UP: If you still have leaves on your lawn or sidewalks, mow or rake them to use as mulch in your native plant beds. Remove spent leaves from indoor plants.
  2. CUT BACK:  In late March, once warmer temperatures seem here to stay, you can cut back last year’s perennials and grasses in your rain garden to a height of 6-8″.
  3. PRUNE: Prune trees while they are still dormant and before leaves emerge. You should wait to prune roses after last hard frost, and spring flowering shrubs should be pruned after bloom.
  4. SEEDS: Start seeds for cool season plants and seeds for warm season vegetables and flowers indoors (to be transplanted in mid-late spring).
  5. WATCH: Watch for the beautiful bulbs such as daffodils, squill, crocus, hyacinth and snowdrops bulbs begin to bloom.

Plus, Blue Water Baltimore is here to help: if you would like help getting your yard ready for spring, get a free landscaping estimate from us.